WJSA 2014 Keynote Speaker Sunday May 4, 2014 | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

WJSA 2014 Keynote Speaker Sunday May 4, 2014

Theodore Sasson

Prof. Theodore Sasson,
Brandeis University
Middlebury College

6:00 - 8:00pm Dinner & Keynote Speaker
The Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel


“American Jews’ New Relationship to Israel”

with Prof. Theodore Sasson, Brandeis University & Middlebury College

Theodore Sasson is Professor of International and Global Studies at Middlebury College. He is also Visiting Research Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University, Senior Research Scientist at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, and consultant to the Mandel Foundation.

Author of scholarship in the fields of political sociology, international studies and criminology, Professor Sasson's current work examines Israel-diaspora relations, American Jewish identity and Israeli political culture. He is author of The New American Zionism (New York University Press, 2013) and “Divided, Not Distant: the Politics of Israel in the American Jewish Community,” in Contemporary Israel: New Insights and Scholarship (Fredrick Greenspahn, editor, New York University Press, forthcoming).  

Professor Sasson serves as co-principal investigator of evaluation research for the educational program Taglit-Birthright Israel, and as co-principal investigator for the Jewish Futures Project, a longitudinal study of Jewish young adults. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Israel Studies.

Related Topic(s):